The Women's Club I belong to met tonight at our house. We always have a business meeting and sometimes we have a program. I always volunteer to be hostess for we love having company at Linderhof. As we've done before when we met here, Husband Jim was the program. And the subject . . .
A wine tasting! Husband Jim has done wine tastings for 20 years and he makes them both fun and informative. With a varied group of women coming to the tasting, the wine should be varied as well!
The perfect place in Spring for a wine tasting?
The patio. Husband Jim spent all afternoon, making sure the patio was spotless, arranging tables and chairs and putting tablecloths on the tables as well.
The baker's rack was the perfect place for the wine glasses
And "the bar" held tubs of chilled wine.
But you can't sample wine without eating and my capable co-hostesses, Sharon and Jane, help provide a lavish spread.
Which was served from the breakfast room table. Twenty or so years ago, I bought 50 of the little glass plates -- they have served me well over the years and they've saved me thousands (well, perhaps hundreds) of dollars and they go through the dishwasher!
My contribution to the feast?
White chocolate dipped strawberries . . .
Greek Salsa . . .
Brie in puff pastry -- decorated with a wine glass.
The ladies and husband Jim as he explained one of the wines they were about to try.
The Greek Salsa came from Daughter Sarah. It's an easy appetizer, so good and just that little bit different of a dish that everyone asks for the recipe.
6 large vine ripened tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, diced
2 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
1 small jar Kalamata olives, sliced
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients except corn chips. Serve at room temperature with corn chips for dipping.
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch and Kathleen at CuisineKathleen for Let's Dish.
How relaxing to have a wine tasting in such a pretty garden! Thank you for always generously sharing your recipes!
Lovely spotfor a wine tasting!!! The patio is so inviting! Husband Jim did a magnificient job of preparation! The food, the cheese, the wine...best of all the company...a lovely Wine Time, indeed!!!
What a beautiful area for your Wine Tasting party! All the food looked so good, too. The Greek Salsa sounds delicious.
What a great party! All that food looks so good and the wine too. The patio looks very inviting....Christine
It looks like a lovely time on the patio. The food .. hmmm and I'm sure the wine was even better when being explained by your hubby. I don't often strawberries in white chocolate. The salsa looks great!
I think I'd like to join your Ladies Group! It must have been a fun evening and those strawberries dipped in white chocolate - oh my!
This is a sweet gesture to invite friends and have a great time, mingling. You are so nice.
Looks you guys, had a great time.
I want to come, and I'll even bring another bottle of wine. Everything looks terrific.
The food looks divine! I just finished lunch and I sure would love to reach through the screen for one of your strawberries. Beautiful outdoor setting. I am sure everyone enjoyed every minute.
I don't drink, but I would sure enjoy that wonderful lunch!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!
Mother's Day Challenge this Wed at 7! :)
This looks wonderful!!! What a great way to spend some time with your friends! I think it's so sweet that your husband was so into the whole experience. As a veteran of conducting wine tastings, I'm sure he felt right at ease! I have 4 of those cute wine butlers. They're great, aren't they? They present the wines in such a fun way! The food all looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!
This looks like a wonderful get together. I love wine tastings and your garden is the prefect setting. Your friends prepared quite the spread when it comes to the food too. Dianne
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